The book also claims Prince Harry attributed blame for the row to the Queen’s personal dresser, Angela Kelly, who allegedly dragged her feet over M
The book also claims Prince Harry attributed blame for the row to the Queen’s personal dresser, Angela Kelly, who allegedly dragged her feet over Meghan’s tiara choice. The book, Finding Freedom, written by royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, is due to be published next month.
However, excerpts from the book have been released to the media ahead of its release date.
Reports from the row had previously claimed Meghan wanted a tiara featuring emeralds for the wedding day.
However, the Duchess was told she could not have that particular tiara, since no-one knew where it had come from, royal sources said.
This allegedly led to a “heated exchange” involving Prince Harry, who was eventually taken aside by the Queen.
An upcoming book sheds new light into a row to do with the Duchess’ wedding tiara
Royal sources claimed the Queen told Prince Harry Meghan would get “what tiara she’s given by me.”
Now, reports with access to extracts from Finding Freedom claim Ms Kelly, 52, was accused by the Duke of being involved.
However, there are few details at the moment regarding exactly what Prince Harry said on the matter.
In any case, the tiara eventually worn by Meghan on the royal couple’s May 2018 wedding day was a diamond bandeau owned by the Queen.
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Reports claimed Meghan had initially expressed interest in an emerald tiara for her 2018 wedding
The diamond tiara was made in 1932, and up until the wedding day it had not been seen since 1965 when it was worn by Princess Margaret.
Ms Kelly, the royal dresser and fashion expert is a close friend of the Queen, having first been appointed Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser since 2002.
Her official titles is Personal Advisor to Her Majesty (The Queen’s Wardrobe). This means Ms Kelly designs the Queen’s clothing.
According to reports, the royal fashion expert came from a “humble background”, and it was her mother who initially taught her to sew and work with clothing.
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Angela Kelly (furthest right) and the Queen at a fashion show in 2018
Her work has been seen in public on a number of occasions, including the yellow dress worn by the Queen to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
She also designed the light-coloured mind green dress worn by the Queen during the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
She also has a fashion label – Kelly & Pordum – named after herself and co-founder Alison Pordum.
In other royal news, Finding Freedom also provides new insight into the Duke and Duchess’ decision to step down as senior royals earlier this year.
The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee dress, pictured, was reportedly designed by Angela Kelly
According to the authors, blame for the move has been unfairly pinned on Meghan Markle.
They write: “While the British media often blamed royal wives, in Harry’s case, he was very much on board with distancing himself from the public eye,” the Sun reports.
The book adds the Duke “needed someone by his side that is strong enough to weather the same storms, but also someone who wasn’t afraid of breaking the rules and going against the norm.”